8 things we wanted to share this week:
- If you’re too young to remember the magic of Tower Records, here’s what you missed.
- Here’s a look at the humble beginnings of Hake’s Auctions.
- The PlayStation turned 25 this week. Here are 20 fun facts about Sony’s first gaming console.
- A newly digitized menu collection shows off America’s lost railroad cuisine.
- Toy Story 4’s Forky inspired Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year.
- Doctor Who will welcome New Year’s Day with its Season 12 premiere.
- The new Nonpartisan UNO has removed red and blue cards to try to keep politics out of games.
- Dolby and Walt Disney Studios have partnered for a limited-run, interactive Star Wars exhibition in New York.
Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.